As petrol prices sky-rocket in India, here's how people are attempting to ease the pain
Updated : September 21, 2018 06:25 AM IST
Protests against high petrol and diesel prices paralysed many parts of India earlier this month, shutting businesses, government offices and schools. The government blamed the high pump prices on the rising cost of crude oil and a weakening rupee.
Fuel prices are not uniform across the country due to variable state taxes.
Taxes on petrol and diesel, which account for more than a third of retail fuel prices, are one of the biggest sources of income for state and central governments.